Olivia Roark
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Olivia Roark

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ottumwa, Iowa

High School:
Ottumwa High

Height:
5-2

Position:
Second Base

B/T:
L/R

05/08/2014

Bears Rally, Fall in Quarterfinals of MVC Tournament

Missouri State rallies from a four-run deficit, but drops the quarterfinal matchup against Bradley to end the season

05/04/2014

Seventh-Inning Rally Propels Bears into MVC Tournament

Missouri State scores twice in seventh to win regular season finale and advance to MVC Tournament

05/03/2014

Two-Out Runs Lift Bears to Split at Evansville

MSU scored 14 runs with two outs over the doubleheader split at Evansville on Saturday.

04/22/2014

Gambill's Walk-Off Caps Exhilarating Comeback in Split with Shockers

Bears earn comeback win, 6-5, in game one to split doubleheader with first-place Shockers at Killian Stadium

04/19/2014

Struemph Racks Up Career High 11 Strikeouts in Bears' Win at UNI

Freshman Erin Struemph began and ended the game with a strikeout, racking up a career high 11 in the Bears' win

Honors
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Roark has tremendous range at second base with a strong arm and will use her speed to get on base for MSU.

2014 [-Freshman-]
Roark appeared in 21 games and was pencilled into the starting lineup on April 13 versus Indiana State ... scored a run as a pinch runner at Loyola (April 7) ... successfully executed a sacrifice bunt against Indiana State (April 13) ... stole a base at UNI (April 19) on her only attempt of the year ... scored runs in back-to-back games at UNI (April 19) and versus Wichita State (April 22) ... crossed the plate twice in the series at Evansville (May 3-4).

Background
Roark was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Frank Huston at Ottumwa High ... named a first-team all-conference pick all four seasons while hitting better than .400 each season for the Bulldogs ... earned all-state first team accolades as a senior and a junior and led her team to fourth and sixth-place finishes at state, respectively ... picked up all-district team honors all four years ... led OHS to back-to-back conference titles her sophomore and freshman seasons ... batted .447 and earned all-state second team as a sophomore ... hit a team-leading .401 while picking up all-state third team accolades en route to a fourth-place finish at state her freshman campaign ... also played basketball, volleyball and ran cross country at Ottumwa High.

Personal
Olivia Jean Roark is the daughter of Missy Carson-Roark and Ray Roark ... born June 17, 1995, in Ottumwa, Iowa ... has one brother, Joseph ... her mother, Missy Carson-Roark, played softball at Creighton and was college roommates with current MSU coach Holly Hesse ... is majoring in sport administration at Missouri State.

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